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Easy Vegan Crab Cakes

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: 30 Minute Meals, Main Dishes, Appetizers + Sides
  • Cuisine: Vegan


These Easy Vegan Crab Cakes are not only made of 100% plant-based ingredients, but they’re loaded with flavour and perfect for a summer meal or side dish.



For the Crab Cakes

1 398 mL can of hearts of palm, removed from the liquid

1 398 mL can of artichoke hearts, removed from the liquid

1 398 mL can of chickpea, strained, washed and dried

1 garlic clove, whole or pressed

1/4 cup sweet white onion

a handful of fresh dill

1 cup panko bread crumbs

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. dijon mustard

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp Old Bay seasoning

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp celery seasoning

pinch of red chili flakes

Dill Tartar Sauce:

1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise

2 1/2 tbsp. relish

2 tbsp. fresh dill

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. capers, chopped

1/2 tsp dijon mustard

dash of vegan Worcestershire sauce

pinch of salt

1 tsp. black pepper


To a food processor, add the hearts of palm, chickpeas and artichokes.  Pulse till mixture is chopped but still holds a chunky-like consistency.

Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients.  Using a wooden spoon or spatula combine well and begin forming your patties with a 1/3 cup as a measuring tool.  This will yield around 12-13 1 inch thick patties.

For cooking, heat a pan of oil to 350˚F  or 180˚C and fry each patty for 3-6 minutes per side, until golden brown. Watch carefully, do not turn. You will likely need to repeat this step 3 times to cook all the patties. See notes.

Once cooked, transfer the patties to a paper-towel-lined plate to remove any excess oil.

To make the tartar sauce, simply add all the ingredients to a small bowl and stir till combined.

Serve the hot crab cakes with fresh dill, lemon and tartar!


If you do not plan on cooking all the patties at once that is completely fine. You can mould them, freeze them and cook them later.  Allow for an extra 1-2 minutes on each side is cooking from frozen.


  • Serving Size: 12
  • Calories: 85
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 445
  • Fat: 1.7
  • Saturated Fat: .3
  • Unsaturated Fat: .6
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 14.6
  • Fiber: 3.5
  • Protein: 3.8
  • Cholesterol: 0

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